Thursday, October 1, 2015

Amazing Apps: Reba to the Rescue

TAKE 6, the most award winning jazz, pop and R&B a capella group in the world, recorded their “ABCs” for their likenesses to perform on  the new animated elementary education app Reba to the Rescue. Both  iPhone and Android versions are now available, released by Spoken Spices, LLC. There are plans for at least two more songs to help preschoolers learn both academic and life lessons. There is a colors game, a shapes game and a basic math game.

Reba is a “pint-sized princess” who loves assisting others. From schoolwork to recycling, Reba is ready, willing and able to come to the rescue with assistance and encouragement. “And now the ‘Kings of A Capella’ are helping to teach kids their ABC’s and more,” said Ms. Mitchell.
Cicely C. Mitchell, the creator of the children’s learning series, has combined elements of jazz music, learning and love! It has been empirically proven that music has a positive impact on learning, particularly math and science.  Ms. Mitchell has recently added “James” by PAT METHENY to the app as well.

“Reba to the Rescue” is a series of informative and encouraging stories geared toward preschoolers. Each story features a lesson about life and learning put to music and filled with fun-loving characters.  
The “Reba to the Rescue”© series is the result of over a decade of experience Ms. Mitchell has enjoyed as an educator with K-12 children, which gave her the groundwork to  compile information about development objectives. The endeavor has been designed to help children develop solid foundations in reading, writing, comprehension, life skills and vocabulary. The series and app are appealing to diverse cultures, and are available in English, Spanish and Japanese with plans for further expansion.

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